Strictly Adam Thomas smacked in face by Luba before he speaks out on show future

BBC Strictly Come Dancing s tar Adam Thomas revealed to his followers that his professional dancer partner Luba Mustuk had elbowed him in the face several times in one session.

The pair have been hard at work in dance rehearsals ahead of the next live show, where they will performing the Rumba in a bid to stay in the competition.

Sharing a glimpse into their rehearsals, Adam showed to fans the moment he was elbowed in the face by Luba as they practised together.

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He was then seen holding his heads in his hands in pain as Luba quickly rushed over to check that he was alright after the accident as he captioned the Instagram Story: "Just @lubamushtuk elbowing me in the face for the 100th time haha," as Luba quickly hit back on her own story to say it was only three times.

The Emmerdale actor responded: "It shouldn't have happened in the first place haha," as he made a swift recovery from the surprise injury.

Adam will be the first male contestant to perform the Rumba during the 2023 series, and it could be a risky move as he is currently favourite to leave the show, according to the bookies.

As fans shared their fears for Adam's future on the show, the actor took to social media to insist that he was fighting to stay in the competition and would be trying his best on the night.

He shared a snap of himself with Luba and captioned the snap: "We’re back on the strictly dance floor for the 7th time… I’m not ready for our journey to be over just yet!!!

Last week we were in the dance off and it shook me a little, not gonna lie!! But am glad it happened, I’ve got a lil fire in my belly now… time to step it up!!! Let’s keep dancing baby we got this!!!"

The pair were in the dance-off against Zara McDermott and Vito Coppola last week, but the judges decided it was Zara's turn to go home after several weeks in the bottom two.

Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight at 7.05pm on BBC One.

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